Benefits of Vaginal Delivery: Learn and Find an Obstetrician

Surprising Benefits of Vaginal Delivery

Not everyone is able to give birth vaginally, but for those who are, there are a host of benefits for both mother and baby. If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, and are wondering whether to have a vaginal or cesarean birth, learning about some of the benefits of vaginal delivery may be useful. And if you are seeking an obstetrician, Dr. James Duerkes of NuWave Women’s Health specializes in providing prenatal, delivery and postpartum care that centers the patient’s wishes. Keep reading to learn the benefits of vaginal delivery, and book an appointment at NuWave Women’s Health in Miramar!

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Vaginal Delivery Benefits


The benefits of vaginal delivery are numerous. One of the greatest benefits is that the compression of being pushed through the birth canal readies the baby’s lungs, which fill with fluid in utero, to breathe right after birth. Fluid is squeezed out of the baby’s lungs during vaginal birth. Babies born via C-section are at a higher risk of developing the breathing disorder transient tachypnea.


Another one of the benefits of vaginal delivery is that babies receive beneficial bacteria on their journey through the birth canal. This exposure may help your child throughout their lifetime. Some studies have found that it boosts the baby’s immune system, protects the intestinal tract, and makes them less susceptible to obesity and asthma later in life.

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Delivery with Dr. Duerkes: One Family's Story


Dr. Duerkes delivered a baby for a family that very much wanted to experience the benefits of vaginal delivery and avoid a C-section. Read their story below. If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Duerkes for obstetric or gynecologic care, book online with ZocDoc!


“We met with Dr. Duerkes and from the moment he introduced himself my wife and I knew he was going to be great. He explained everything in detail and most importantly he showed extreme patience in answering all of our questions. I am an inquisitive husband who likes to know all our options and he was as objective as can be with supplying us with the information and options and his medical opinion.


We so much wanted to do a vaginal delivery and avoid a C Section. During the delivery there were slight complications but Dr. Duerkes used his virtue of professional patience to give us every possibility of being a successful vaginal delivery while making sure Mom and baby were as safe as can be. In the end, we delivered vaginally to a healthy baby boy and mom was healthy as well. The next day we wanted to get a circumcision done and he performed the operation successfully.


We were so fortunate to have him as our doctor and recommend him to anyone who is looking for an OBGYN. Also, the nurses at the hospital (Memorial West) all seem to love him!” - Charles Odenz, Local Guide on Google Reviews


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Sources for This Article:


9 Benefits of a Vaginal Birth - The Tot

Why You Should Carefully Weigh C-Section Against a Vaginal Birth - Cleveland Clinic

What patients are saying about dr.duerkes:

Dr. Duerkes came highly recommended during my pregnancy and after meeting him at my first prenatal visit I knew for sure I was in good hands. He has wonderful bedside manners, he's kind and compassionate and most importantly to me, I love that he takes the time to learn about me and my concerns to better care for me. His entire team from the girls at the front desk as well as his partner are all professional and friendly. You will not be disappointed.

Dr. Duerkes was drawn to Obstetrics & Gynecology because it is a specialty that includes multiple aspects of medicine, including office preventative care, surgery, and internal medicine. He was also drawn to the unique relationship between doctor and patient that comes with providing gynecologic and pregnancy care. Read Dr. Duerkes’s full bio here.

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